Multiple Parks, Including Rocky Neck, Reach Capacity on the Fourth of July

Multiple parks have reached capacity on Wednesday morning.

 The following state parks are full and can no longer accomodate new vehicles.

  • Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison
  • Scantic River State Park in Enfield
  • Gardner Lake State Park in Salem
  • Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area in Cockaponset State Forest
  • Squantz Pond Park in New Fairfield
  • Miller's Pond State Park in Durham
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown
  • Burr Pond State Park in Torrington
  • Quaddick State Park in Thompson
  • Mt. Tom State Park in Litchfield
  • Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union
  • Black Rock State Park in Watertown
  • Indian Well State Park in Shelton
  • Kent Falls State Park in Kent
  • Hopeville Pond State Park in Griswold
  • Kettletown State Park in Southbury
  • Green Falls Recreation Area in Pachaug State Forest
  • Bluff Point State Park in Groton

Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven is also full for the day and is now closed to additional visitors. Lighthouse Point Park will reopen to the public on Thursday morning.

The heat made for perfect beach weather on the July Fourth holiday, and people flocked to the shoreline to enjoy the water.

The museum at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton was also closed after the air conditioning in the building failed.

Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven closed to new vehicles Wednesday morning after the park reached capacity ahead of today’s Fourth of July celebrations.

Temperatures on Wednesday are expected to reach around 93 degrees inland and 84 along the shoreline with high humidity. There are chances for scattered showers or storms.

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